The Office of the Vice President for Research oversees a variety of interdisciplinary units that collaborate with faculty, staff, students and external partners to catalyze, support and safeguard research and scholarship activity.
ORSP manages pre-award and some post-award research activity for U-M. We review contracts for sponsored projects applying regulatory, statutory and organizational knowledge to balance the university's mission, the sponsor's objectives, and the investigator's intellectual pursuits.
Ethics and compliance in research covers a broad range of activity from general guidelines about conducting research responsibly to specific regulations governing a type of research (e.g., human subjects research, export controls, conflict of interest).
eResearch is U-M's site for electronic research administration. Access: Regulatory Management (for IRB or IBC rDNA applications); Proposal Management (eRPM) for the e-routing, approval, and submission of proposals (PAFs) and Unfunded Agreements (UFAs) to external entities); and Animal Management (for IACUC protocols and ULAM).
Sponsored Programs manages the post-award financial activities of U-M's research enterprise and other sponsored activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws as well as sponsor regulations. The Office of Contract Administration (OCA) is also part of the Office of Finance - Sponsored Programs.
Program for the Education and Evaluation in Responsible Conduct of Research (PEERRS) offers online compliance courses for human subjects protection, export controls, responsible conduct of research, and more. If you are a U-M investigator on a sponsored research grant or contract, an IRB protocol, or a Technology Control Plan (TCP) you are required to complete the applicable PEERRS course(s).
Roles and Responsibilities
Defines the roles and responsibilities of the Principal Investigator (PI), the unit administrator (or research administrator or RA)
the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP), the Finance-Sponsored Programs office, and Other groups involved in sponsored projects lifecycle (e.g., BEC, COI, FR, HRPP, HR, IBC, OSEH, Tech Transfer).